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Windows 7: Win XP Product Key Number-How to find it

09 Nov 2015   #1
Smorton

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Win XP Product Key Number-How to find it

Greetings,

I have a Win XP disc that I purchased with a computer some time ago. I have purchased a number of Win XP computers over the years. I can't seem to find the product ID. I want to install it a a virtual machine on Win 7.

Any idea on how to get the product ID?

Thank you.

Smorton


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09 Nov 2015   #2
AddRAM

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Why do you need the product ID ?
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09 Nov 2015   #3
Smorton

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When I try to install Win xp on VirtualBox it asks for it.

SM
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09 Nov 2015   #4
Smorton

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Were you just curious?

SM
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10 Nov 2015   #5
essenbe

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If the OS is installed you can try Belarc - System Management For The Internet Age. Software license management, IT asset management, IT security audits and more.. If it is not installed, it should be in the package the Disk came in.
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10 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

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Do you mean the activation key ??

I`ve never seen an install ask for the product ID.


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10 Nov 2015   #7
essenbe

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Virtual machines do if you install Windows.
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10 Nov 2015   #8
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I mean activation key. It is not written on the disc.

SM
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10 Nov 2015   #9
AddRAM

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I`ve installed XP in a Virtual Machine dozens of times, ok maybe not dozens, and it`s never asked for a product ID.

Your key is on the PC the disc came with, they use to give you a disc in the old days.

No key is ever written on the disc.

If you buy/bought windows it is on the packaging on the peel off COA, or on a label on the jewel case. Vista and Windows 7 for example.


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10 Nov 2015   #10
essenbe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do you mean the activation key ??

I`ve never seen an install ask for the product ID.
The Install Disk doesn't, the VMWare/Vbox program does. You have to activate even in a VM.
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